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The Hunt For Lithium

There's increased demand for batteries as pressure for clean energy sources grows. However, the material used to make them, lithium, is in short supply. Not having it will impact electric vehicles, the technology we use and more. Read about how we're mining for lithium and the environmental cost. Plus, could sodium be another alternative source?

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    US seeks new lithium sources as demand for batteries grows

    US seeks new lithium sources as demand for batteries grows

    NEWRY, Maine (AP) — The race is on to produce more lithium in the United States. The U.S. will need far more lithium to achieve its clean energy goals — and the industry that mines, extracts and processes the chemical element is poised to grow. But it also faces a host of challenges from …

    Factbox: World faces shortage of lithium for electric vehicle batteries

    Factbox: World faces shortage of lithium for electric vehicle batteries

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    MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Lithium is in hot demand due to rapidly growing production of electric vehicles that use lithium-ion batteries, but there is a global supply shortage of the metal, with western countries racing to bring on new mines to compete with China. The Serbian government on …

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